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Symposium on Southern Politics

The Department of Political Science hosts The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, the largest and most comprehensive conference for the presentation and discussion of scholarly research on the contemporary politics of a specific region in the country.

The Symposium has been held biennially, in even-numbered years, on the campus of The Citadel since 1978. The Director of the Symposium is Scott Buchanan, with DuBose Kapeluck assisting as co-director, both of the Department of Political Science, The Citadel.

The 2020 Symposium will be held on The Citadel campus on Thursday and Friday, 5-6 March 2020. We hope to see you then!

Anyone interested in participating in the Symposium is invited to submit a title and an abstract (hypotheses or explanation of research, methodology, and significance) of a paper he or she proposes to present at one of the Symposium panels. There is no restriction on topic or hypothesis investigated other than that it relate to the contemporary politics of the American South and that it be of interest and significance.

Anyone interested in developing a special panel is invited to make a proposal or otherwise consult with the Director.

Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted until Friday, 29 November 2019. After that date, proposals will be considered on a space-available basis. Notification of inclusion on the program will be made as the program is developed, but no later than late December 2019.

Click here for this year's program.

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